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Contacts.app command line interface

Is there a CLI front-end to the Contacts.app (formerly Address Book.app) database? Example: mycontacts --email '*@google.com' # to get Googlers
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Disable screen lock when in certain location

Is there a way to disable the screen lock on my Mac, only when certain conditions are met? I'm looking for a way to have it stop locking when connected my home network (i.e. at home)
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1answer
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Applications in the Menu Bar & The Ability to choose which are Active upon startup?

Are the applications located towards the right side of the menu bar next to system icons automatically active upon boot up of an apple mac. What decides which apps sit there & is there a way to ...
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1answer
124 views

After sleep, Messages doesn't consult Keychain for passwords

My MacBook will often sleep while I take a break, and when it wakes up, Messages doesn't consult Keychain for passwords. Instead, I'm prompted for all of my passwords again. Why is this? Is there ...
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1answer
72 views

Can I use my UK MAC desktop in the Cayman Islands

I am moving to the Cayman Islands, which uses the same power source as the US, will I be able to use my MAC desktop there using a US adapter? Thanks
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1answer
807 views

How can I change spell check to Turkish in Pages?

I started to use Pages. I want to change spell check language. But I don't find Turkish in the language menu (inspector of Pages). How can I add Turkish into the language menu? Thanks.
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votes
1answer
133 views

How to get list of played pdocasts in Itunes so that I select which to delete?

In iTunes, I want to be able to pull up a list of played podcasts from time to time and select some for deletion. I don't want to auto-delete podcasts marked as played as a) I share the library with ...
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How to jailbreak 2nd gen iPod Touch without losing data?

I have an 8GB iPod Touch 2nd Generation that runs iOS 4.2.1, and currently it is not jailbroken. I want to jailbreak it using redsn0w version 0.9.6b4. I have found these instructions, but I will lose ...
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1answer
846 views

Trying to exit “recovery mode”

I've inadvertently put my iPhone 4 in "recovery mode" and now it insists I restore without even a chance to backup. Is there a way to exit recovery mode?
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0answers
843 views

Do generic brand Lightning-to-30-pin adapters work for charging, music and syncing?

I'm hesitant to fork over €29 to continue using my existing iPod sound dock with a 5th gen Touch. I've found some generic brand Lightning-to-30-pin adapters on Amazon and eBay at much lower prices, ...
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1answer
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Equivalent of nautilus in mac

I used to use nautilus . command to open the graphical folder / file viewer in red hat linux. Now I moved to mac and it seems that there is no nautilus support in it. Is there any equivalent command ...
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votes
1answer
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Tab key sometimes fails to autocomplete in Go To Folder… sheets in Mountain Lion

I like keyboard navigation, so I frequently use Shift-Command-G to Go to Folder… when saving files. I type the first few letters of the directory I want then key Tab to complete the rest. This worked ...
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votes
1answer
1k views

Where did the /proc directory go in Mountain Lion?

I used to find the location of cached flash videos by lsof | grep Flash, the result is something like this Google 38571 lamnk 74u REG 1,2 156826302 37061768 /Users/lamnk/Library/Application ...
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votes
2answers
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Is there anything to worry about with time machine on my macbook pro laptop?

I have a macbook pro laptop using mountain lion. I just setup time machine onto a WD My Passport and it worked fine (took about 2 hours over USB 3.0 for 333 GB of stuff). My question is, given its a ...
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votes
5answers
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how to use ipad to access webserver on macbook air

my webserver software is nginx which runs very well on macbook air using mac os x 10.7.5 when i go to http://myapp.localhost on my macbook air, i can access my website perfectly which is running on ...
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3answers
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“Minecraft” is damaged and can't be opened on Mountain Lion

I'm trying to run Minecraft on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. I downloaded the zip file (link here) from minecraft.net and unzipped it. Double clicked on the icon and it tells me, "Minecraft" is damaged ...
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votes
2answers
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ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed

In university I normally SSH into the computer sciences server. However today I keep getting the following error: ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host. SSHing with -v flags ...
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votes
2answers
2k views

if I restore from my cousins backup would it change my iOS?

Both my cousin and I have backups on my PC and we both have the iPhone 4. However, she has Sprint and iOS 5.1.1 and I have AT&T and 6.0.1. Could I use her backup to downgrade my iPhone to iOS ...
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votes
3answers
2k views

What is the difference between using backup software and copying?

I acquired a backup program - SuperDuper! - recently, and ran it, backing up Macintosh HD to another partition. It seems to me like it just copied everything. My question then is: What is the ...
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2answers
706 views

What exactly does pressing a character key in a Finder window do?

Back when I was a Windows user in another life, I faintly remember a nice shortcut when browsing a directory: type the first letter of the file name you want to be highlighted, and keep pressing to ...
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vote
1answer
187 views

iTunes suddenly decided my mp3s are mpga movies that iTunes won't play. What happened?

I have a bunch of music I ripped from CD myself. I haven't played all of it recently, mostly listening to my iPhone instead. I went to play some old tracks only to be told by iTunes "this movie ...
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1answer
6k views

Viewing .VCE files on Mac, possible?

How can I open .VCE files on Mac? Is there a free software product I can download?
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2answers
141 views

Relative Wifi performance: iPhone 5 and iPad [closed]

I noticed that my iPhone's Wifi performance sometimes lagged and so I did an experiment. From exactly the same place in my living room, within seconds of each other, my iPad showed around 6Mb down and ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Can any iOS app remotely wake a sleeping MacBook Air when the lid is closed?

I want to be able to access my Macbook Air (Late-2011, Mountain Lion), when the lid is closed (in sleep mode), remotely from my iPhone 4GS. I have tried using LogMeIn Ignition App but it does not ...
2
votes
1answer
246 views

OSX 10.8.1 update problem

I have a brand new Mac Mini. It came (last week) with OSX 10.8.1 installed. Software update is reporting an update for iPhoto to version 9.4.2. When I try to run the update, it fails with a message ...
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votes
4answers
12k views

How can I create a new Recovery Partition on EXTERNAL disk?

I want to enable encryption on an external FireWire disk. The disk has been formatted a while ago (2+ years), and when choosing "encrypt volume" from the Finder context menu, Mountain Lion refuses ...
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votes
3answers
3k views

Cannot update Microsoft Office 2011

I have tried numerous ways to fix this problem : Clean uninstall and re-install of Office 2011 Download individual updates Download older Office updates I always stop at "Destination Select" step ...
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2answers
2k views

Create keyboard shortcuts for menu bar items that don't have shortcuts?

How can I create a keyboard shortcut for something that doesn't have a keyboard shortcut? Example, I use Airparrot to mirror my iMac to my Apple TV. I'd like to assign a keyboard shortcut to the ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

How can I assign different characters to different keyboard shortcuts on Mac?

I am using Macbook Air with OS 10.8.2. I bought my MAC from the US, and then moved to another country. Therefore, I had to change my keyboard language. The problem is the keyboard layout is not the ...
2
votes
2answers
379 views

Shocking? - MacBook stubby earthed charger UK

I have no idea why. But apple have not earthed the stubbly plug for the macbook pro transformer. So on the short lead the only way the charger is earthed is when I touch it or the macs unibody which ...
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vote
1answer
678 views

How to jailbreak 3g version 4.2.1 with firmware 5.15.04?

I was given a used 3g iphone and iTunes updated the phone. It is on 4.2.1 with firmware 5.15.04. What do I need to do to jailbreak it, so that I can download apps?
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votes
2answers
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What is the difference between the iPad Mini model numbers A1454 and A1455?

Apple lists the iPad mini models on the Identifying iPad models web page and lists two cellular models: A1454 on the iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular A1455 on the iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM) I can't ...
3
votes
5answers
4k views

Someone has created an account using an email adress in a domain a I own

I own "mydomain.com" (actually something else!) and have a catchall to receive all emails sent to any xxxx@mydomain.com Earlier this week I received an email from appleid@id.apple.com asking me to ...
3
votes
2answers
10k views

Will an iPad mini purchased in the US work well once it returns to live in England?

My oldest daughter lives in England and is returning there after the upcoming holidays. Her Mother and I live in the USA. She desires an iPad Mini as a Christmas gift. She is an iPhone 4S user with ...
3
votes
1answer
518 views

Is there a way to decline Mountain Lion updates?

In particular, I receive update notifications for printer drivers where my current drivers work and I don't want to update them. I'd like to clear the updates from the store and stop receiving ...
1
vote
1answer
111 views

How to create an up to date ML recovery?

There were several updates affecting the recovery partition. Is there a way to create an usb memory stick containing an up to date Mountain Lion recovery partition?
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votes
0answers
1k views

Problem getting notifications of direct messages in Twitter [closed]

For the past few days, I have not been getting notifications when I receive a direct message on my Twitter account. I keep changing the notification settings to the way that I want them, but they keep ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

USB 2.0 hard disk does not show up

I have a 15-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display that doesn't work with my USB 2 hard disk. It doesn't mount, doesn't show up in Disk Utility, and doesn't even show up in System Information in the ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Cannot drag and drop files from the Dock folders

On the Dock I have two folders, Documents and Downloads. I was used to drag files from the Downloads folder and drop them on the Desktop or somewhere else. Now I can't do it anymore. I'm only able ...
2
votes
2answers
14k views

Why does time machine backup take “3 days” over USB 3?

I have an external hard drive connected using USB3 to my macbook pro retina and I am running time machine for the first time. It is going very slow and estimate says "3 days". I don't understand why ...
0
votes
1answer
185 views

Why are new Apps only compatible with the latest version(s) of Mac OS X & not backward comatible with earlier versions of the Operating System?

I have noticed that many Apps require at least Mac OS X 10.7.4 to be installed on an apple mac and some apps even require Mac OS X 10.8 to be installed. Cant apps be made backward compatible for those ...
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votes
1answer
322 views

Is MacKeeper a contoversial App that new Apple Users should be educated to stay away from? [closed]

I see adverts for this particular app all over the place. Is it true that people should stay well away from it, as it could potentially do more harm than good to your Apple Computer, and to your ...
2
votes
1answer
166 views

Can I download applications/programs that are Mac specific on my Windows PC ?

Can I download applications/programs, dmg image files etc that are Mac specific on my Windows PC when and where necessary, and then transfer them to my Apple Computer, with no loss of function ?
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vote
1answer
58 views

Does Mac OS X allow for the creation of iso files and if so can they then be run on a virtual drive?

Does Mac OS X allow for the creation of iso files (similar to that of Windows) and if so can they then be run on a virtual drive within the operating system ?
0
votes
1answer
122 views

If I were to use Windows 7 or 8 either via Boot Camp or Virtualisation Software on my Mac would my Magic Trackpad still function?

If I were to install Windows 7 or 8 either via Boot Camp or Virtualisation Software on my Mac would my Magic Trackpad still function in the Windows environment or is the ability to use gesture control ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

Is there a relatively straight forward way to make a note of all applications/programs installed on my mac for future reference?

Is there a relatively straight forward way to make a note of all applications/programs installed on my mac for future reference, without having to note down each application one by one via word etc
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votes
1answer
618 views

Games on windows 8 in bootcamp lag even on lowest graphics

I've been playing Crysis 2 and Skyrim on my Retina MacBookPro (10,1) for months now. The two games used to run super smoothly even on nearly maxed out settings. This laptop has an Nvidia GeForce GT ...
4
votes
1answer
4k views

How painful is it to use multiple Apple IDs with the MAS?

I have two different Apple IDs, associated with Apple Stores in different countries. On my iPhone, some apps were purchased with one ID, some with the other. This used to be really painful in iOS 5, ...
2
votes
2answers
580 views

Cannot disable three finger tap look up after migrating to a new computer

I recently moved to a new MacbookPro and migrated my old computer's files/settings over to the new one. For some reason I am unable to disable the ability to look up the definition to a word by using ...
1
vote
1answer
698 views

How can I mirror one iPhone 4 to another?

I have heard you can mirror an iPhone 4 so that whatever happens on one phone you will see on the mirrored phone. Can this really be done and if so how do I go about setting up the two phones? I am ...

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